Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. We also have a Chronic Pain Forum you may want to post in as I am sure they will be very supportive of your pain issues. I am so sorry you have been through such a rough time.
I am wondering if you need to find a therapist to help you work through your feelings and work with you in identifying new ways to cope with the anxiety and your fear of leaving home alone.
The members here are very partial to CBT Therapy. CBT is based on the Cognitive Model of Emotional Response. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
There is a post at the top of this forum for resource information and CBT is covered in that thread. Also I will pull up an old thread for you from the members about this type of therapy.
Click on this link and it will take you right to the CBT thread by members:
I am so glad you joined us as you will find you are never alone here and we care and support, we do not judge.
Again a Warm Welcome.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/1/2008 4:07:51 PM (GMT-6)